Art Ensemble of Chicago - Tutankhamun
Art Ensemble of Chicago - Tutankhamun
Art Ensemble of Chicago - Tutankhamun
Art Ensemble of Chicago - Tutankhamun

Art Ensemble of Chicago - Tutankhamun

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Lester Bowie: trumpet, percussion instruments

Malachi Favors Maghostut: bass, percussion instruments, vocals

Joseph Jarman: saxophones, clarinets, percussion instruments

Roscoe Mitchell: saxophones, clarinets, flute, percussion instruments

Written by Malachi Favors Maghostut and Roscoe Mitchell


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press :  Pallas

Label :  ORG Music

Original Label : Freedom

Recorded at Polydor Studios (Dames II) Paris on June 26, 1969

Engineered by

Produced by Alan Bates, Chris Whent

Remastered at Infrasonic Mastering by Dave Gardner

Originally released in 1974

Reissued in 2013


Tracks :

Side A:

1. Tutankhamun
2. Tthinitthedalen Part 1

Side B:

1. The 9th Room
2. Tthintthedalen Part 2


Reviews :

"This landmark album is one of the most influential free jazz recordings in the '60s avant-garde canon. Beginning with the bizarre vocal stylings of bassist Malachi Favors, Tutankhamun's four lengthy tracks are filled with eccentric and eclectic horn arrangements, usually followed by extended improvisations. Creating a canvas of sound that swells from intense to distant, the Art Ensemble use rubato (non-tempo) musical statements with great tonal variety. What makes the Art Ensemble's music different from others writing free jazz during this period is their use of dynamic contrast. The highlight of Tutankhamun is "The Ninth Room," a piece that emphasizes the experimental soloing abilities of saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and trumpeter Lester Bowie. Drummer Joseph Jarman uses a variety of unconventional percussion instruments on this track, including various non-discernable metal and wooden objects. This album is for the jazz aficionado looking to explore new aural vistas. The music on Tutankhamun is more about texture than melody, harmony, or even rhythm and counterpoint. The beauty of this music, however, is that the notes we hear offer a compelling and thought-provoking journey into the possibilities of sound itself." AllMusic Review by Rovi Staff


Ratings :

AllMusic 4,5/5  ,   Discogs 4.67/5

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